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Effect of physical therapy on posture and quality of life in subject with parkinson\\\'s disease

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Author Details : Nensi Vaibhav Gandhi*, Rachana Rabari, Kinjal Rathve, Shreya Patel

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 104-110

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Background: It is a chronic progressive degenerative disorder of extra pyramidal system caused by loss of neurons in the and characterized by tremors, rigidity, , and disturbance of gait and posture.

The symptoms of PD may include depression, psychosis, apathy, impulse control disorders that are linked with the poor quality of life due to the progression of disease. Despite, cognitive impairment in PD is of great significance in terms of therapeutic approaches in order to deal with motor deficits of disorder. Multiple studies have revealed that exercise has been proven to be effective for the maintenance of health and well-being in Parkinson’s. More importantly it is shown to play a significant role in addressing secondary prevention based on strength, flexibility, functional independence as well as gait and balance respectively.

Purpose of Study: To evaluate the effect of physical therapy on posture and quality of life in subject with Parkinson’s disease

Materials and Methods: Source of Data: Hospital, Hospital, . Method: Convenience Sample Size: 30 subject were included (15 in) each groups Selection f Sample:convenient Study Design: experimental Study Duration: 30 min/day/7 week

Procedure: Post intervention assessment will be done by body posture questionnaire and SF-36, for posture and quality of life assessment in 30 subjects meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria dividing two group by convenience. Group A Group B

Inclusion Criteria: (1) Patient with 50 to 75 years of age (2) Participants patient diagnosed with Parkinson’s diseases (3) Both gender are included (4) The participants were at stage 3 of Parkinson’s disease, according the and scale.

Exclusion Criteria: (1) The examined patients did not have other coexisting . (2) Mentally challenged (3) Orthopedic deformity.

Measure: (1) Short form health survey. (20) Body posture questionnaire.

Result: This study included 30 patient 18 male and 12 female giving a sex ratio. Mean age of participant was 62 year. There were 15 patients in control group and 15 patients in experimental group. All patients completed treatment and evaluated at baseline and at the end of study. Mean value of sf-36 was 50.59 and 52.59 for experimental and control group respectively. These means later increase to 74.90 and 59.00 respectively with p value 0.001. Mean value of body posture questionnaire was 47.27 and50.07 for experimental and control group respectively. These mean later increase to72.47 and 59 respectively with p value 0.001 Statistically significant change was present for posture and quality of life with p<0>

Conclusion: The obtained results revealed that the influence of appliedprogram had a positive influence on posture and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease. functional movement is applied on a regular basis, improvement of quality of life and everyday life activities can be noticed.

Keywords: Parkinson’s disease, Posture, Quality of life

How to cite : Gandhi N V , Rabari R , Rathve K , Patel S , Effect of physical therapy on posture and quality of life in subject with parkinson\\\'s disease. J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2021;4(3):104-110

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